Lenexa was hailed as the “Spinach Capital of the World” during the 1930s. Each year, we celebrate that part of our history with the annual Spinach Festival, a fun, family-oriented event that draws thousands of visitors from all over the area. It’s a festive day of food, music, entertainment, arts and antique vendors, a recipe contest, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities and so much more – all set in the beautifully renovated Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.
Join us for the 30th annual Lenexa Spinach Festival on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.
Craft and Antique Show
Each year, the Spinach Festival includes a juried art, fine craft and antique show. Exhibitors who wish to be considered for the 2013 event may apply online through Aug. 16. View exhibitor details.
Spinach Recipe Contest
About 20 recipes were entered in the 2012 spinach recipe contest. Winners were:
Korinne Armour, Herb Cream Cheese Muffin
Jerry Engelby, Spring Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
Kaitlyn Groene, Sam I Am Quiche
Nancy Huckaba – Popeye’s Delight Ice Cream
Entries were judged on taste, use of spinach and appearance. The winners were recognized at the festival. Samples were made available to the public following the judging.
View spinach recipes from cooking demonstrations.
View the 2012 Spinach Festival photos.
View the 2012 Spinach Festival Schedule.
View the interactive event map for vendor locations and activities